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Melanie Nga Truong-Le, DO $$

Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Melanie Truong-Le, D.O., O.D., is a pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist at Children’s Health℠ and an assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in optic neuropathies, including optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder NMOSD, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-associated disease, radiation-induced optic neuropathy, Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).

Dr. Truong-Le earned her medical degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. And completed her residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center followed by specialized training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

She joined Children’s Health in 2020.

Dr. Truong-Le is a member of several professional societies, including American Academy of Neurology, Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of North Texas Health Science Center (2014)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Neurology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (2020), Neuro-Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2019), Neuro-Ophthalmology


    Departments and Programs

    • Research Interests

      • Afferent visual function
      • Visual field analysis
      • Ganglion cell layer
      • Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-associated disease
      • Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
      • Optic neuritis
      • Optic neuropathy
      • Optical coherence tomography
      • Radiation-induced optic neuritis
      • Retinal migraine
      • Retinal nerve fiber layer
    • Publications

      • K-D Balance: An objective measure of balance in tandem and double leg stances. Zhang C, Talaber A, Truong M, Vargas BB, Digital health 2019 Jan-Dec 5 2055207619885573
      • Antibody Testing in Atypical Optic Neuritis. Truong-Le M, Chwalisz B, Seminars in ophthalmology 2020 Aug 35 5-6 287-295
      • Steroid responsive anti-MOG antibody mediated meningo-encephalomyelitis and optic neuritis (P2. 336) Melanie Truong, Brian Hitt, Divyanshu Dubey, Jeff Ortstadt Neurology 2017 88, supplement 16 2.336
      • Contributing Author (10 chapters) in The Little Black Book of Neurology Zaidat OO, Lerner AJ, Miles JD (2020), Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier
      • Neurovascular Causes of Acute Monocular Visual Loss in Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, Truong-Le, M., & Mallery, R. M. (2020), Springer
      • Headache and the Eye in Modern Day Management of Headache: Questions and Answers, Truong M, Friedman D (2017), Jaypee Brothers
    • Professional Activities

      • American Academy of Neurology
      • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
      • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
    • Awards and Honors

      • Best Abstract by a Fellow 2019, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
      • International Headache Academy Scholarship 2019, International Headache Academy
      • Stephen Damm Memorial Award 2018, UT Southwestern Neurology Residency
      • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Award 2018, UT Southwestern
      • Parkland Neurology Resident of the Year 2018, Parkland Hospitals and Clinics
      • International Headache Academy Scholarship 2018, International Headache Academy
      • Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship 2017, American Headache Society

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